Meru trek 4 days 3 nights’ climb

Trip Info

  • Minimum Rate Per Adult: $ per client
  • Group booking special Discount:  10%

Description

Meru Trek 4Days 3Nights

Mount Meru is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania. The peak of Mount Meru stands at 4566 m above sea level. Mount Meru is part of Arusha National Park, one of the parks which are near Arusha town, a popular northern city in Tanzania known as a stopover to all the Northern National Parks. Mount Meru is believed to have erupted 100 years ago. Climbing Mount Meru Trek 4 Days is much more rewarding because during the first days of climbing, especially at lower altitudes, you are likely to spot several species of wildlife that inhabit within the park. These include Buffaloes, Giraffes, Warthogs, Monkeys, Zebras and several species of bird

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival : Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

DAY 1

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the Meru View Lodge on the outskirts of Arusha. The rest of the day is at leisure and in the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation of your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Arusha – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)

DAY 2

In the morning, you will proceed with our  Meru Trek 4Days 3Nights from your lodge and taken to the Arusha National Park gate. While you wait, your guide will complete the registration forms. Once the formalities have been sorted out and the hiking team has gathered, you will be taken to the Momella Gate. From here an armed park ranger will accompany you and right from the start you might spot giraffes and buffaloes as you walk through open grassland. Soon you will enter the acacia forest on the southern route. After approximately 2 hours you will reach the Maio Falls – the perfect spot to rest and have a picnic. Thereafter you will continue your trek to the well-known “fig tree arch”. You will finally arrive at the Miriakamba Hut in time for afternoon tea and snacks. The night will be spent at the Miriakamba Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Start: MomellaGate(1,500m)
Finish: MiriakambaHut(2,500m)
Altitude: ↑1,000m
Walking time: 4-5h

Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Saddle Hut (3,550 m)

DAY 3

In the morning you will follow wooden steps along a steep track. Due to the gain in altitude, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day and walking may seem easier. The clouds often hang low in the rainforest, creating a moody atmosphere in the lush vegetation. After going uphill for approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point “Mgongo wa Tembo” (elephant back) at a height of 3,200 m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. The vegetation now changes from rainforest to heather and moorland and you should reach Saddle Hut at around midday. During the afternoon, you have the option to hike to Little Meru (3,820 m) which should take about 1 to 2 hours. From here you will enjoy wonderful views of Arusha National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro about 80 km away. Back at Saddle Hut you will have a warm meal before you retire to bed early as your wake-up call will be just after midnight.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Start: MiriakambaHut(2,500m)
Finish: SaddleHut(3,550m)
Altitude: ↑1,050m
Walking time: 3-4h

Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)

DAY 4

After a small snack and some tea, you will leave the camp at around 2am. Lighting the way with headlamps, you will follow the trail through bush land to Rhino Point (3,821 m). From here the path becomes more challenging and occasionally climbing will be necessary. You will walk on frozen volcanic ash and rocks, following the crater rim. After about 4 to 5 hours you should reach the summit, Socialist Peak. Experience the sun rising above Mt Kilimanjaro and enjoy the fantastic view of Mt Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the ash cone in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut where you will take a break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once refreshed, you will continue the descent and during the early afternoon you should reach Miriakamba Hut – tired but happy.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Start:
SaddleHut(3,550m)–SocialistPeak(4,562m)
Finish: MiriakambaHut(2,500m)
Altitude: ↑1,012m2,062m
Walking time: 10-14h

Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Arusha

DAY 5

After breakfast, you will follow the so-called northern route – a 2 to 3 hours trek back to the Momella Gate. The descent follows a shorter route than the ascent but there is still a chance to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes as well as the black and white colobus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew and your driver will take you back to Meru View Lodge where you will celebrate your achievement and spend the night.
Breakfast; Dinner

Start: MiriakambaHut(2,500m)
Finish: MomellaGate(1,500m)
Altitude: ↓1,000m
Walking time: 2-3h

Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

*Safari, Zanzibar and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania

End of Our Meru Trek 4Days 3Nights

Meru Trek 4Days 3Nights Price package includes & excludes the followings;

Included in price package
• Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
• 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
• Transportation to & from the Momela gate
• Park entry fees,
• HURT fees
• Team Meru Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain,hot drinks and snacks
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Meru National Park Authority (Meru Association of Tour Operators (TLTO And TATO)
• Government taxes
• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
• Emergency first-aid kit

Not Included
– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
–– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries

Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)

– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.php

Tipping on Meru  from the trekking group (not per climber):
• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter

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